can you believe…
it is almost June? I can’t seem to grasp the fact that spring is coming to a close and summer is in the horizon. I should be completely aware by now, especially considering that the last week has been ridiculously hot. Have I ever mentioned that I am not the best person in heat? I feel weak, lose appetite (cranky? not me…) and more. The cooler, more moderate temps are what I prefer. One day last week, I was sitting at a shoot in 90+ degree weather for a few hours and when lunch rolled around, I couldn’t imagine eating a warm veggie burger. It also didn’t help that the caterer (whom also catered the last film I worked on) was flipping all burgers with the same spatula and tossing them around the grill, whether they were meat or veg. When working, I try to bring my own snacks, but the larabar and coffee breakfast was not ideal for me to sustain on, so I ate with the rest of the crew and hid any disappointment. The music video was for a pretty big “rocker” and I didn’t want to be the one complaining or asking the caterer to cook mine separately when they were already prepared.
Just a little rant…please excuse me.
Over the last few days, I have managed to fit in a few quality breakfasts.
This was rolled oats cooked in coconut milk, with frozen berries, banana, flax, and a raw almond butter and banana topping. Luckily, on this morning, the air conditioner was on so I could still enjoy some warm oats.
Over the weekend, I made Banana Blackberry Spelt Pancakes that didn’t fluff up as hoped but were still very delicious. V didn’t have any baking powder at his house so this was a simple coconut milk, spelt, flax mixture that I topped with a maple-coconut syrup.
Today, I had banana soft serve overnight oats that contained rolled oats mixed with an almond milk, coconut milk yogurt, chia seeds, and cinnamon and finished off with raspberries and almond butter blended with delicious banana soft serve.
Other eats that were enjoyed:
Yesterday, I decided to try the Daiya Cheddar “Cheese” I had finally found at Whole Foods. Back in the day I was a huge tuna melt fan, so I thought a good tempeh bacon, mushroom, and onion melt would be a good choice for lunch. Due to the lack of bread, I used a sprouted burger bun that worked wonderfully. Unfortunately, I didn’t plan well and piled spinach and avocado on top of the cheese so it may be hard to show the melting capability of this vegan “cheese.”
Many people have been raving about this “cheese” for a while now but I can’t say I loved it. Maybe it is because I haven’t had cheese in a long time, especially of the cheddar variety, and felt it was too intense. It probably comes closest to real cheese of all the vegan cheeses I have tried in the past though. Still wanting to try the Mozzarella flavor, I will be attempting to recreate this tasty looking combo this upcoming week.
The only other documented meal was last night’s dinner which involved red quinoa, spinach, black lentils, mushrooms, carrots, cherry tomatoes, and veggie broth. It was just what I was craving, and it did not let me down.
I wish I had more photos of yummy eats to share but a few were eaten on the fly or out before my first baseball game ever. Can you believe a New Yorker and someone who went to college in Boston had never been to a game before this weekend? Most can’t either…
Tonight we have a Memorial Day feast planned at my parents that I plan on sharing with you all tomorrow. I hope everyone has been having a wonderful weekend!
-Have you tried Daiya cheese yet? If so, did you prefer one variety over the other?
-Do you love hot temperatures or prefer milder ones?
ciao for now.